Millions of Americans tuned in to watch this year’s Grammy awards where all the who’s who in the music world were set to appear all gussied up. What many viewers didn’t expect though, was to tune into a same sex wedding ceremony in the midst of the awards and performances.
The Grammys, in a blatant attempt that was sure to cause controversy, decided to have a social-consciousness segment—Liberal talk for “tolerance” lesson. During this segment, the award ceremony was set to marry 33 different couples, many of whom were homosexuals.
The Times explains:
“At a wedding rehearsal on Saturday afternoon here at the Staples Center, the couples marched up and down the aisles several times as producers tested lighting and music cues. As the song’s warm piano chords filled the arena and the couples held hands in place, hardened entertainment executives and crew members teared up.”
Of course they couldn’t set it off without some gay loving music, and what better song that Macklmore’s “Same Love,”–the song that boasts of sexual and marriage equality and became a bit of an anthem for same sex couples and gay supporters as of late.
Madonna also made an appearance during the festivities to sing, “Open Your Heart,” and was joined by a massive choir.
Amidst the performances, Queen Latifa hopped on stage to actually officiate the nuptials where she gave a quick little speech, told the couples to exchange rings and announced them as married.
Before the performance, Ryan Lewis—who usually accompanies Macklemore—explained the reason for the segment was, “the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.”
The Times describes:
“The producer’s planning of the segment showed how delicate the subject of gay marriage can be. Mr. Ehrlich, who learned of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s onstage proposals from his daughter, who is gay, said that the segment reflected his own personal beliefs. “But,” he was quick to add, “I would not want to make a broad statement that it represents the views of the academy or the CBS television network.”
So what did the Grammys actually expect out of this?
Well, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Neil Portnow conveyed, “I expect that people with all kinds of opinions might voice them, and that’s healthy.”
Needless to say, like usual, there were mixed feelings about the segment and has led to quite a bit of controversy. People were wondering why a marriage ceremony was thrown in there in the first place. There was no need and the actions seem quite transparent–more Liberal nonsense trying to cram their “tolerance” and acceptance down our throat whether we like it or not. Too bad for them, countless of American’s flipped their TVs off right then and there.
But don’t feel bad, they did throw some natural marriages—you know, between men and women—in there, because, well, they didn’t want to offend anyone.
What do you guys think—was that really the place for a wedding or was it a Liberal stunt to promote homosexuality? Let us know in a comment below!